A MOTION recognising the achievements of a Neilston company has been lodged in the House of Commons.

Waste management and haulage firm J&M Murdoch & Son – considered to be a leader in the sector – was named as one of the UK’s most inspiring companies by the London Stock Exchange earlier this year. 

And that has now led to East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton lodging an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to highlight the achievement.

The Conservative politician also paid a visit to the firm’s Neilston base to chat with staff.

Mr Masterton said: “It was great to be able to visit the team. Employing more than 100 local people and providing training and upskilling to those who want to progress, this is a true local family business success story.

“I was delighted when they were recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the most inspiring companies in the UK and to be able to follow up by highlighting that achievement in Parliament by congratulating them in person.

“I wish the company every success as it continues to go from strength to strength and acts as an ambassador for the great businesses in this area.”

Based at Crofthead Industrial Estate, the family-run business was started by Margaret and Ian Murdoch in 1965 and now provides transportation, waste management, disposal and recycling services to central Scotland.

It has been based in the village since 1998. 

Managing director Andrew Murdoch told how he was stunned to learn about the honour.

He said: “We didn’t know until a letter came through the door. It was a nice surprise. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our employees, so we owe our success to them.”